The Dog And The Door

She does not believe the door exists
even though I open it and
show her the other side

and she reluctantly passes through
but she knows she is on the outside

only because she is
and not because of the door

and she is certain she cannot come back in
because she does not believe the door exists.

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Time

It is the hour
of the Dark Winter
and my body cools.

Will I sit by the lake of the lotus blooms?

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The Search For Meaning

Stop!
There is none.

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Awakening

There is nothing like old age to convince one
that present conditions are far superior
to anything the future is sure to offer.

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A Long Life

Today finds another Spring
There have been so many

Winters too
Harsh Winters

The worst days are behind me
And only my End remains

But Today finds another Spring

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Altered

In my solitary life,
what I do is no longer important.

What I am not doing is.

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Today

Those who profess to know
warned of heavy rain this morning.

They overestimated

and the neighborhood squirrels
are out preparing for the cold to come.

(The Next Day)

The cold rains are here
and the squirrels huddle in their nests

and the little black dog and I
watch by the half-opened door

as we, according to our own natures,
become as one with the squirrels.

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Seasons

Reluctant dawn
Lingering night time cool
Lurking autumn

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The Greeting

A warm afternoon.
Two old men meet in passing.

They nod,
acknowledging each other’s existence.

They continue on.
Humanity recognized.

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Dreams

Sunlight streams through the window.

Sleeping dog yips at in intruder in her dreams.
When she awakens, the threat will be gone.

When I awaken, will the dog be gone?

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